Mumbai: More than 100 farmers claiming to be supporters of former minister and NCP legislator Hasan Mushrif and members of a Kolhapur-based sugar mill with which his family is associated conducted a protest near the Enforcement Directorate (ED) headquarters in south Mumbai on Thursday.
The protesters stated that all charges of wrongdoing against Mushrif in the agency’s probe against him, which is based on a cheating case registered by the Kolhapur police in February, are false and that he and the mill are being defamed.
Protestors said they arrived at office to communicate facts
The protesters said they had arrived at the office to meet officials to communicate the facts. The protesters were not allowed to enter the ED office by security personnel and around 50 of them were subsequently removed from the spot by the police.
Mushrif to be questioned on March 24
Mushrif is facing ED's money-laundering probe related to a cheating case registered in Kolhapur and will be questioned on March 24 again to record his statement in the case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned former Maharashtra minister and NCP legislator Hasan Mushrif on Friday as part of its money-laundering probe into a cheating case registered by the Kolhapur police in February. He was earlier questioned twice by the agency.
The legislator from Kolhapur’s Kagal constituency, Mushrif had served as rural development minister in the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. On Monday he was questioned for about 10 hours to continue recording his statement as part of the ED’s money-laundering probe.
What is the case in which Mushrif is being questioned?
The cheating case was registered by Kolhapur police’s Murgud police station in connection with alleged money collection from a member of the Sar Senapati Santaji Ghorpade Sugar Factory Limited, who claimed he had deposited Rs10,000 although he did not get the sugar.
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